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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba

Earthquake location 17.5287S, -63.8395WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16043003. Id of event: pr16043003. Global time and date of event 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 10:16:25 / February 12, 2016 @ 10:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -63.8395° West, 17.5287° North. The temblor was reported at 06:16:25 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km W of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba .

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.8395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km W of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-12 10:16:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 12:17:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 138 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.15074188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16043003 Id of event.
Event Code 16043003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16043003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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